Artist Andrew Wyeth’s thoughts on sketches that don’t make the cut

American artist/icon Andrew Wyeth once said, “I’ll take weeks out doing drawings, watercolor studies, I may never use.  I’ll throw them in a backroom, never look at them again or drop them on the floor and walk over them.  But I feel that the communication that has seeped into the subconscious will eventually come out in the final picture.” When you look at Andrew Wyeth’s art you see many sparse, simple looking compositions.   Most people including yours truly, are drawn to his wonderful art.  I recently was teaching an art class on composition and I used Wyeth’s paintings as a…